Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 218-225
A Study to Develop and Evaluate the Effectiveness of Information Booklet Regarding Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Terms of Knowledge and Attitude of Adolescents in Selected Private School
Nursing Officer, Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, New Delhi
Introduction: Sexually transmitted diseases are a serious public health problem. Adolescents in India are a particularly disadvantaged group in relation to sexual and reproductive health.
Materials and methods: The research approach adopted for the study was evaluative with one group pre-test post-test design. The population comprised of adolescents who were studying in 11th class of Mata Nand Kaur Sr. Sec. Public School, Dhansa Village, New Delhi. Quota sampling technique was used to select a sample of 50 adolescents. The tool consisted of a structured questionnaire (knowledge, attitude scale and opinionnaire on acceptability of Information booklet). The adolescents who participated in the study were given a pre test and Information Booklet administered. Post test was conducted on 7th day. An opinionnaire on acceptability of the Information Booklet was administered after post test.
Results: Mean post-test knowledge and attitude score of the adolescents were significantly higher than their mean pre-test knowledge and attitude score; a significant positive relationship was found between knowledge and attitude of the adolescents after the administration of Information Booklet; there was significant association between post test knowledge score with variables like education of mother, source of information and stream of education; and between post test attitude score with variables like source of information and stream of education; and Information Booklet was found to be highly acceptable and useful by the adolescents.
Conclusion: Information Booklet was found to be effective and there was a high level of acceptability of the information booklet.
Key words: Sexually Transmitted Infection, knowledge, attitude.